This is here because I had it on a blog on Wordpress. Then I realized that having a Wordpress was obsolete next to the tumblr. So there.
I went to see “Almost, Maine” last Thursday, and let me say I was pleased the first theater piece I’d be reviewing ended up being a good one.
The play is a series of vignettes on love and romance, set in the settlement (it’s not really a town) of Almost, Maine. There’s a variety of characters, some from town, some from out. They all have their quirks. There’s a woman who carries around what she says is her heart in a sack. There’s a man who can’t feel pain. There’s a woman who brings sacks and sacks of unnamed material with hearts on them demanding to her boyfriend that she is returning all the love he gave to her.
From what I’ve heard, the written stage directions to the script are quite specific. I still see that there’s a strong direction. Bugg done good here.
The cast is also nice. Theses kids are good actors. They access the more absurd natures of these characters, endowing the humanity while maintaining the air of oddness that makes these people so enthralling. It’s a good time.
Almost, Maine plays March 8-10 at the Randall. See It.